ERIC Number: ED194034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Art, Craft and Design Education: A Study of the Opportunities and Requirements in the Post Secondary Sector in Western Australia.
Western Australia Post Secondary Education Commission, Nedlands.
An inquiry concerning art, craft, and design education in Western Australia that was undertaken by the Western Australian Post Secondary Education Commission is considered, as are the resulting recommendations. Attention is directed to the existing system and the need/demand for art, craft, and design education, as well as issues affecting the following: The Western Australian Institute of Technology, the Technical Education Division, teacher education in the colleges, issues affecting the universities, and other issues, such as the transition from study to work for artists/craftsmen. It is recommended that precareer education in art, craft, and design continue to be provided by the Western Australian Institute of Technology and the Technical Education Division of the Education Department of Western Australia; and that avocational programs in these fields be made widely available in education institutions and community organizations. A major recommendation is that the Technical Education Division's vocational programs in art, craft, and design be brought together in a new College of Art, Craft, and Design to be established within the Perth Cultural Centre. In addition, it is recommended that the possibility be explored of establishing a Department of Fine Arts at the University of Western Australia to provide degree and postgraduate courses in art history. Background information on the inquiry, including submissions received and reports consulted, are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art History, College Planning, Creative Art, Delivery Systems, Design, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Handicrafts, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, School Organization
Western Australian Post Secondary Education Commission, 16-18 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, Western Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australia Post Secondary Education Commission, Nedlands.
Identifiers: Australia (Western Australia)